|NIKKAN KOGYO Shimbun||Teruyuki Nagamune||Sorting only targeted cells: cell sorting by irradiating UV light|
The research group of The Univ. of Tokyo and AIST has succeeded in developing a new method that can selectively recover targeted cells by irradiating the low dose of UV light in a microfluidic device. Under microscopic observation, irradiating the light onto targeted cells could trigger the degradation of the photo-cleavable polymer only just under the targeted cells, and then, the targeted cells could be released from the substrate surface. This cell sorting method is promising for use in selecting the cells sensible to implant application in regenerative medicine.